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Unread post by Jock » Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:43 pm

One of the first birds Klystron uses his new camera on so needless to say, we have many pictures of this Hammerkop

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Unread post by Nannie » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:06 pm

On the S114 about 1km before it meets the H3. Can anyone ID the fish, could not believe how fast the HK was.
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Unread post by fuzzmonkey » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:58 am

Saw this guy on the Napi road near P'kop
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Unread post by Mant » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:11 am

Hi,

I saw this Hamerkop just standing on a rock contemplating what he was going to do next. :)

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Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:59 pm

I saw these two busy bodies this morning on Crake road (Zaagkuil). There where 3 Hamerkop together but the one took off when we stopped.

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Unread post by Mant » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:55 pm

Saw this one outside Skukuza on the 28th March just standing in the road.

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Unread post by francoisd » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:13 pm

TG just showed me a scientific article on a survey done on Avian Influenza in wild birds and mentioned that the authors referred to Hamerkop as Hammerhead Stork. We found this strange and I decided to ask my friend Google about this and "wraggies" here is a list of names according to Wikipedia that is used for Scopus umbretta or as known by us Hamerkop - also known as Hammerkop, Hammerkopf, Hammerhead, Hammerhead Stork, Umbrette, Umber Bird, Tufted Umber, or Anvilhead

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Unread post by Leeukos » Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:47 am

The following photos of a Hamerkop was taken close to Biyamiti.

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Unread post by dodger » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:45 pm

I saw a few of these in KNP and one of their nests........ :shock: :big_eyes:

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Unread post by Bobbi Jane » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:40 am

Very nice pic! Always interesting to see the birds fly low over the water!
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Unread post by gwendolen » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:10 pm

I think I took this near Red Rocks.

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Unread post by Leeukos » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:34 pm

A Hamerkop at Gardenia Hide in the Kruger National Park.

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